Full Text of HB1948 97th General Assembly
HB1948 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2011 and 2012
Introduced , by Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson - Chapin Rose - Barbara Flynn Currie
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Attorney General Act. Requires that the Attorney General
create a form for agencies to list the number of cameras that they own or
have access to and to post that form on its official Internet website.
Provides that the Attorney General must post on its website a list of
agencies that own or have access to cameras and the number of cameras that
each agency owns or has access to. Defines "camera" and "agency".
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A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Attorney General Act is amended by adding
Section 6.8 as follows:
(15 ILCS 205/6.8 new)
(a) By July 1, 2012, the Office of the Attorney General
must (i) create a form for agencies to list the number of
cameras that they own or have access to and (ii) post that form
on the Attorney General's official Internet website.
(b) By December 31, 2012 and each December 1 thereafter,
each agency that owns or has access to a camera shall provide
to the Attorney General the following: (i) the completed form
described in subsection (a) and (ii) a copy of any written
regulations, polices, or ordinances adopted by the agency that
address cameras for the purpose of protecting the privacy or
other civil liberties and rights of the general public.
(c) By July 1, 2013 and each July 1 thereafter, the
following information must be posted on the Attorney General's
official Internet website for the prior calendar year: (i) any
documents provided by an agency under subsection (b) and (ii) a
list of agencies that own or have access to cameras and the
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number of cameras that each agency owns or has access to.
(d) For the purposes of this Section, "access" means
real-time access to images from a camera.
For the purposes of this Section, "agency" means all units
of government, including, but not limited to, the departments,
boards, bureaus, committees, commissions, or any another
subdivision of a State agency, unit of local government, public
university or college, school district, or any other political
For the purposes of this Section, "camera" means any video
surveillance camera that is located outdoors or within a public
transit system. The term does not include a camera used
principally to enforce traffic laws.